Saturday 4 February 2017

Former Delta governnor, James Ibori, returns to Nigeria after serving UK jail term

Former governor of Delta state, Chief Jame Ibori is finally back to Nigeria, Punch reports.  Mr Ibori has been away in the United Kingdom where he served jail term for corruption and money laundering.

Ibori was released in December after serving half of a 13-year jail term slammed on him by a British Court.

Also, shortly after his release, the former governor had promised he would return to Nigeria to continue his political career in Delta his home state and Nigeria at large.

Ibori in an interview had said: “What happens in African politics… you are in it until you die.”
“I am a politician, I will always be a politician. I play the politics in my party and in my country for the good of my people,” Ibori had told a Reuters reporter in the UK.

It was gathered that he arrived Abuja on Saturday morning and is on his way to his hometown, Oghara in Delta State.

James Ibori had, on Friday, appeared before a Southwark Crown court in London for his asset forfeiture hearing.

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